I have had five back surgeries and could not work without the Altwork station. I looked at several other products prior to purchasing, but nothing matched the sophistication, ergonomics, and economy of the Altwork.
Reclining to work has been a huge help with my chronic back pain. I can now focus much better without the constant distraction of pain from sitting or standing. Plus, greatly reducing my daily pain level has been amazing!
For almost a decade, I was haunted by the constant neck and upper body pain. Work was distracted by the pain. Video gaming wasn't fun anymore. Honestly, a big part of my life was gone because of the pain. Well, I'm glad the pandemic finally pushed me to find a solution. More importantly, there is actually a solution out there. The existence of Altwork itself makes the world a better place. The workstation itself is just such a solid piece of engineering marvel. Everything is high quality, one thing I think it can improve is the material or design of the back rest. Sometime it will get a bit warn if you lay down for too long. One regret I have is not getting the Signature series. If your budget allows it, just go get the signature series.
The Signature Altwork Station is solid and very well engineered. The monitor can be adjusted with four degrees of freedom. The head rest, seat back and the leg rest can also be adjusted in many different directions. There is no slack or loose joints fortunately. Each movable part that is adjustable will stay put. I also like how the desk plate can be adjusted to desired position (up down, closer / away, and angle). The seat itself is the only part that remains stationary.
The only challenge I have is the shape of the chair is too rigid and not conforming to my body (back especially). I ended up buying some memory foam for back and also put a couple of layers underneath my legs. I do still feel a few aches in back after a 4 hour work session (which I don't have when I use a standing desk). It's not perfect, but it gives me a break from standing all day (which is what I did before). But every body is unique and I think overall they've made it very adjustable and done a good job of iterating to make it as perfect as possible. If the shape of the backrest formed better to my back and used memory foam it would have been optimal.
PS I thought I would get sleepy working in a reclined position, but this has not been an issue at all.
I replaced my fully loaded Aeron chair and Herman Miller desk and will not look back. This desk has helped with back pain and hip flexor tightness. The desk also really helps me focus on tasks at hand and work comfortably without being distracted. You will not regret this purchase. Fantastic sales team and customer service as well!